MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2008


Parting Shot -- 6/30/08

Ross D. Franklin/AP PhotoNational Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration workers survey the damage left by the crash of two medical helicopters Monday in Flagstaff, Ariz. A total of six persons died and one victim is still critical from the mid-air collision on Sunday...

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Top Thread: $146.5M: KootCo Jail Expansion Tag

Originally posted @ 1:34 p.m.Kootenai County voters may decide in November whether to approve a nearly $147 million jail expansion that includes improvements to the entire Sheriff's Department complex and 911 center. The Kootenai County Commission just released the recommendation by Olympia consultant KMB Design...

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Scanner Traffic -- 6/30/08

^:05 p.m. A 12-year-old girl is complaining of a neck injury after colliding with another person in the wade pool at Silverwood.5:03 p.m. Individual injured in a fall at Jordon's quick stop on 15th4:17 p.m. 17-year-old teen verbally abusing his mother on Crestline.4:14 p.m. Motorist...

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APhoto of the Day w/Top Cutlines -- 6/30/08

Aaron Harris/Canadian Press, APAn unidentified man pokes at a blowup doll as he marches down Yonge Street in the gay pride parade in Toronto, Sunday. You write the cutline. Top Cutlines:1. Step back! Im not in the mood.. tights are killing me, I lost my...

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EOB: Is Dover Bridge Work Off? Or On?

This was as puzzling as could be. Just a week after the Idaho Transportation Board received a report on the Dover Bridge on Highway 2 in North Idaho, declared the 71-year-old bridge safe but still sorely in need of replacement, and bemoaned the fact that...

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Local Blogs -- Rural Roadside Resting Spot

Inland Empire Girl/Gathering Around The Table"When you leave Uniontown and head north toward Pullman, Washington it is easy to notice The Barn," posts Inland Empire Girl/Gathering Around The Table. "The fence around this old dairy barn is the first thing that catches the eye. The...

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Souza Back On LCDC Attack In CDA Press

It's an odd title for a test. Yet this simple two-word qualifier should be a required mantra for all urban renewal officials. "But for" should be embroidered on their shirts, emblazoned on their letterheads and engraved on their office walls -- and officials should have...

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HBO @ Noon -- Alaska Dreamin'

Matt Hage/APMusician Al Levy, of Anchorage, performs in Peratrovich Park during a downtown street fair celebration for fifty years of Alaska statehood on Saturday in Anchorage, Alaska. Levy took the stage under a mock-up of the historic Anchorage Times front page from June 30, 1958...

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2 Kellogg Women Hurt in Highway 95 Crash

Repeat: Motorcycle crash kills Hauser auctioneer Black/APSheryl A. Reagan, 53, and a passenger, Rae Jean Gearhart, 61, both of Kellogg, were injured in a two-car crash on Highway 95, near Silverwood at 3:48 p.m. Saturday. They were transported to Kootenai Medical Center when their 2003...

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Update: Huckleberries Hears ...

... That Demo congressional wannabe Walt Minnick met privately last week with two groups of KootCo Repubs who were looking for an alternative to conservative Bill Sali. About 35 Repub muckety-mucks met with Minnick in the gated community of Forest Hills Tuesday. Another 10 or...

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Idaho Blogs: Editorialists Going Way Of DoDo

Across the country over the past couple weeks, too many editorial writers are leaving this profession we love to practice. They're either layoff victims or unwilling participants in budget-driven newsroom reassignments. On the National Conference of Editorial Writers' e-mail listserv -- the ongoing online chat...

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Washington Cell Phone Law Starts Tuesday

Item: Hands-free cell phone law starts Tuesday: Violators face $124 fine/Thomas Clouse, SRMore Info: Drivers in Washington state will face a new hands-free cell phone law Tuesday that could add $124 to any other traffic infraction. The law bans drivers from holding cell phones to...

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Local AM Headlines -- 6/30/08

Kaitlin Hunt, 11, of Athol, Idaho concentrates on Celtic fiddle music being played by a guest Thursday at Coeur d'Alene Fiddle Camp in Rathdrum. This is the first of two week-long fiddle camps being held at the Harmony Ranch this summer.*Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR*Damaging thunderstorms...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2008

Wild Card/Saturday -- 6/28/08

I haven't decided whether to go for a canoe ride with my brother-in-law Tom on Lake Coeur d'Alene today. Or to wait a week. It all depends when I wake up in the morning. With the temperatures expected to hit into the 90s, it might...

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Science: Women In Bikinis Impair Men's Thoughts

David Horsey, the Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist of the Seattle PI, had fun with a wacky science fact published in the Journal of Consumer Research that men's cognitive processes are impaired by the sight of women in bikinis. Horsey's cartoon here.Question: Anecdotally, have you...

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Rosdahl: 3 New Shops Coming To Riverstone

Three new retail shops will be coming into The Village at Riverstone this summer and fall, and more leases are expected to be signed soon. The Village is a 25-acre central area of combined residences, retail, dining and entertainment into the total 160-acre, mixed-use Riverstone...

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Group: Gay Men Are Targets In Downtown Spokane

Item: Group warns of beatings targeting gay men near downtown Spokane/Meghann M. Cuniff, SRMore Info: E-mail reports of recent beatings near downtown Spokane targeting gay men prompted a victims advocate group to post fliers warning of attacks and reminding residents of available resources. Police say...

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WND Poll: Is Obama A Christian?

Question: Do you believe Barack Obama when he claims he's a Christian?/WorldNetDaily1. Yes, he's more Christian than any candidate I've seen in a long time2. Yes, I might not agree with everything he says, but he's as Christian as any other candidate who claims to...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008

Parting Shot -- 6/27/08

Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald, AP PhotoGrand Forks City Attorney Howard Swanson reacts to the makeover of his Mini Cooper, decorated with 2,400 stucky notes, for his 50th birthday, outside of City Hall Thursday in Grand Forks, N.D. For Andrew Zahler's SR Today In Pictures, click...

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Gates Hands Over Microsoft Reins

Item: Gates' big-picture memos shaped Microsoft, changed tech world/Seattle TimesMore Info: He made a career, a company and an industry by looking over the horizon and charting a course. Bill Gates, who today ends his full-time involvement with the company he and Paul Allen cofounded...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.







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